Clays Classic

The Small Steps Clays Classic was started in 2003 to help fund the construction of Small Steps’ second school in the Fifth Ward.

Building upon the momentum of the Energy Classic, the Clays Classic grew in its success and has become an annual draw for many prominent companies. In 2022, over 50 corporations, foundations, and individuals came together to sponsor the Clays Classic in support of Houston’s economically at-risk children.
The tournament format, designed by Gil Ash, consists of 100 targets at 10 stations. Additionally, each participant has the opportunity to participate in shooting games throughout the day. Following the tournament, all participants are invited to the dinner and awards ceremony. A significant number of door prizes are awarded at the conclusion of dinner.
Questions? Contact Julianne Hickey at or 713-236-0330.
Small Steps Nurturing Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The difference between the amount of your payment and the amount of goods and services received may be deductible as a charitable contribution. We estimate the fair market value for the Clays Classic is $400 per person or $1,600 per four person team. Small Steps’ EIN is 76-0471755.

Event Details


February 24, 2022


Greater Houston Sports Club


Registration: 1:00 p.m.
Shooting Commences: 2:00 p.m.
Dinner & Program: 4:30 p.m.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title Sponsor - $25,000
Platinum Sponsor - $10,000
Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Silver Sponsor - $2,500

Advisory Board:

Founding Chairman, John Gibson
Brennon Brignac, Platform Partners
Cameron Brown, Validus Energy
Mark Burroughs, EnCap Investments L.P.
Joe Dillard, Retired Oil & Gas Executive

Bill Henn, Canyon Oak Energy
Scott Hudson, Oil & Gas Professional
Charlie Knapp, EnCap Investments L.P.
John McHenry, EPIC
Hardy Murchison, Encino Energy, LLC

David de Roode, Lockton Global Energy & Marine
Marty Wilson, BOK Financial

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